No. 2 Ohio State paces four Big Ten teams in top 10 of preseason Coaches poll

No. 2 Ohio State paces four Big Ten teams in top 10 of preseason Coaches poll

The preseason Amway Coaches Poll came out Thursday, and four Big Ten teams are ranked in the top 10.

No. 2 Ohio State leads the way, while reigning Big Ten champ Penn State comes in at No. 6. No. 9 Michigan and No. 10 Wisconsin, the defending Big Ten West winner, round out the top 10.

Perennial power Alabama tops the poll. Florida State, USC and Clemson land at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Northwestern and Nebraska are receiving the most votes among unranked Big Ten teams.

The Big Ten season kicks off Thursday, Aug. 31, with Buffalo at Minnesota (BTN/BTN2Go) and Ohio State at Indiana.

Coaches’ Rankings
Rankings as of 8/3/2017
Rank School Votes Prev
1 Alabama (0-0) 1603 (49) NR
2 Ohio State (0-0) 1512 (5) NR
3 Florida State (0-0) 1434 (4) NR
4 USC (0-0) 1415 NR
5 Clemson (0-0) 1367 (7) NR
6 Penn State (0-0) 1257 NR
7 Washington (0-0) 1245 NR
8 Oklahoma (0-0) 1237 NR
9 Michigan (0-0) 959 NR
10 Wisconsin (0-0) 936 NR
11 Oklahoma State (0-0) 912 NR
12 LSU (0-0) 834 NR
13 Auburn (0-0) 819 NR
14 Stanford (0-0) 732 NR
15 Georgia (0-0) 701 NR
16 Florida (0-0) 681 NR
17 Louisville (0-0) 676 NR
18 Miami (FL) (0-0) 472 NR
19 Kansas State (0-0) 339 NR
20 West Virginia (0-0) 319 NR
21 South Florida (0-0) 247 NR
22 Virginia Tech (0-0) 235 NR
23 Texas (0-0) 193 NR
24 Tennessee (0-0) 155 NR
25 Utah (0-0) 109 NR

Others: Washington State (99) , Colorado (72) , TCU (58) , Notre Dame (49) , Boise State (49) , Texas A&M (46) , Pittsburgh (45) , North Carolina State (39) , Oregon (37) , Northwestern (25) , Nebraska (23) , Arkansas (22) , Memphis (22) , Mississippi State (19) , San Diego State (18) , Appalachian State (11) , Georgia Tech (10) , BYU (10) , Tulsa (10) , Wyoming (9) , North Carolina (8) , Temple (8) , Western Michigan (8) , Houston (7) , Minnesota (6) , Troy (6) , Iowa (5) , Louisiana Tech (4) , Syracuse (3) , Arizona (2) , Maryland (1) , Michigan State (1) , Toledo (1) , UCLA (1) , Colorado State (1) , Army West Point (1)

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